Elimination of Airborne Lead Contamination from Caliber .22 Ammunition.
Final rept. for period ending 1985,
ARMY ARMAMENT RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND ENGINEERING CENTER DOVER NJ CLOSE COMBAT ARMAMENTS CENTER
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Many indoor firing ranges have been ordered closed due to high levels of toxic airborne lead contamination. The source of much of this contamination is the caliber .22 rimfire ammunition used for marksmanship training. This program proved the feasibility of a non-toxic caliber .22 rimfire cartridge. Keywords Caliber .22 ammunition Indoor firing ranges Airborne lead contamination M16 rifles M261 rimfire conversion kit.
- Air Pollution and Control
- Ammunition and Explosives